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Monday, August 16, 2010

They think I'm crazy..... (extremely pic heavy) (completed)

and I think they are right.

As we launched the Dare to Wear collection at MAC, we are required to wear the colors in the collection (i.e. BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT colors) for 2 weeks.

Since MAC artists HAVE to wear the colors released in the collection and MAC can't MAKE them buy the products, the artists usually receive a few pieces of gratis (free makeup products) with each collection launch. However, since I'm a new-hire and MAC is inefficient at paperworks (contrary to popular beliefs), I still haven't gotten my gratis/staff card. According to my managers, it took MAC 6 months to get them theirs and THEY ARE MANAGERS. Oy, the future does NOT look bright.

Luckily, I'm a makeup hoarder and I have A LOT A LOT A LOT of makeup, I can substitute my own products and fake it til I make it. But then again, I will cut a bitch with NO regret if I still don't get my gratis/staff card once the Venomous Villains gets launched. Just sayin'.

For the Dare to Wear collection, I used my Ben Nye Grand Lumiere palette like a champion and received SOOOOOOOOOO many compliments.

I used these products in ALL the looks:
--Milani Glow Naturals (trying to use it up like a good girl)
--Revlon Beyond Naturals concealer in light/medium
--Coverblend concealer in Light
--MAC MSFN in Medium
--NYC sunny bronzer
--Ben Nye Contour #1
--Physician's Formula gel liner in black
--Falsies + Maybelline The Falsies on bottom lashes
-- All Ben Nye Grand Lumiere e/s unless stated otherwise

Look #1

Eww, my hair is oily....

-- MAC Soft Ochre paintpot
--Sun Yellow on lid
--Jade on inner lid and bottom liner
--Cosmic Blue on outer V
--Ben Nye matte e/s in Celestial Bleu in crease
--MAC Shroom to highlight

--Rock & Republic blush in Bedroom
--MAC Soft & Gentle MSF

--MAC VG6 lipglass

Look #2

--MAC Soft Ochre paint pot
--Ben Nye matte e/s in celestial bleu on lid/inner bottom eye
--Amethyst on outer V/outer bottom line
--MAC Shroom to highlight

--Rock & Republic blush in Spank
--MAC shimmery portion of the MSFN duo for Medium

--LORAC coutour shine in Vintage

Look #3 (did a tutorial on this here)

--MAC paintpot in Soft Ochre
--MAC pigment in Violet
--Cargo blush in Sunset Coast (silvery pink for highlight)
--Ben Nye violetta
--Ben Nye Grapevine

--NYC mosaic powder in Peach Glow
----Cargo blush in Sunset Coast (silvery pink for highlight)

--Revlon colorburst in Blush

Look #4 (Personal Fave)

--MAC Cork e/s all over lid
--MAC Blanc Type to highlight
--Jade used wet as upper liner
--Cosmic Blue as bottom liner

--Rock and Republic blush in Spank
--MAC Soft & Gentle MSF

--Dior Lip Glow <---AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Look #5

--MAC Soft Ochre paintpot
--Chartreuse all over lid/inner bottom liner
--Jade on outer V/bottom liner
--MAC Carbon in crease

--Rock & Republic blush in Bedroom
--MAC Soft & Gentle MSF

--Dior Lip Glow

Thanks for reading this guys! I'm heading out to work soon. Today we are all staying til 2 in the morning to do inventory check. I just threw on a little liner/mascara, nothing special. Wish me luck.





delicateaffections said...

Look 5 is my favorite! It's so gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you used. :)

Jela said...

GORGEOUS!!! and i hope u get that gratis/staff card soon enough to get what u want...though i am sure u'll get it anyway haha! LOL

VampiressDoll said...

Love the green and blue together. Gorgeous. :)

Sherri said...

Great looks :) if they want you to use their products everyday them they should supply with them. Especially since MAC has a collection coming out every week. I hope you get your card soon, especially with the Venomous Villains coming out :)

DarlingV said...

You are so pretty tao, I love all the looks!

Olive said...

Looks 2 and 3 are my favorites! You are stuuuuuuunning girl!!!

Donna said...

awww. pretty looks! just goes to show as well that you don't need to use mac all the time to find such vibrant eyeshadow colors. :)

foreveryang said...

I like look 2 & 4! tutorials please :):):)

MissPukku said...

I love lovee loveee Looks 2 and 3!!!! <3

charlieFlii said...

LOL!!!!! love it!! esp #4

Anonymous said...

um... gorgeous!!

DANA said...

Oh My!! Might hassle them more about that Gratis Card teeheehee ^^
I love love love #2 & #3!!

Btw, what foundation do you use?? Your skin is flawless, girl!!
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An Alabaster Dream said...

these are BEAUTIFUL~~ you're so creative with colour!!! ^^

Askmewhats said...

Tao, the purple eye makeup is my absolute favorite on you! You look gorgeous with bright looks :)

Charming Vanity said...

I think all the looks are brilliant! U're awesome..

Babybubblz said...

wow gorgeous! such beautiful blending. i'd buy everything u have on if i was a customer haha

Shopcoholic said...

you're so talented! love the pinks & purple look!

L4pinkpetal said...

love the purple look.. you are talented :D

Sasha said...

Woah, awesome makeup!

I really love the #2, 3 and 5 looks!!

TheeeAsian said...

you should deff do a tut for #4! amazing:)

Anonymous said...

Look #1 is my least favorite.

But the rest looked amazing as you have demonstrated that wearing bright colors doesn't have to look garish (Look #1 ala Joker).

Jela said...

those are some amazing looks, girlie! well done! and good luck with ur job!

Charlene said...

I love the 3rd look on you!! You look phenomenal in purples!

make up said...

I have never tried out such a colors for my eyes thinking that they won't suit me. But after looking at you my view has changed and I am thinking to have this make up on my eyes too.

Jenny said...

I like #4!!! It is bright but yet still can "useable" on normal days.

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Mara said...

OMG, I can't believe you do all these looks. HOLY SHIT. Your skin looks amazing. I'm jealous. BTW I'm Mara and a new subbie. :) Take Care.

Zee said...

you have the most perfect skin i've ever seen....

Daniela said...

I love them all but the second is my favourite :D